Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 19:16:14 -0300
From: Dexter J <>
Subject: Re: Smokin' exhaust - the plot thickens.....

Salutations: Andy Evans wrote: > > Smoke is coming out of the exhaust, and nowhere else - I thought I'd said that > (?). So could be early signs of a blown gasket. I guess this could turn nasty > at the drop of a hat? I'm thinking of driving away for the > weekend................. should I take the train? > > === Andy Evans === > Visit our Website:- > Audio, music and health pages and interesting links. You can - but I would not advise it as you will get pulled over if it gets worse and you start leaving a fog bank behind you.. I know - I still have a fairly solid ticket somewhere when the gasket finally let go on my old 900 on a run from Halifax.. N.S. Canada - not the mother country - although I feel sure that if I wrapped my engine in the right hull I could make it over there in a week.. No - my advise would be to spend the weekend performing the procedure outlined and generally dusting out your 'metal pal whose fun to be with' instead of chancing the final few miles on back of a wrecker for all your other fleshy pals to poke fun at you and your automobile (which diminishes us all in a greater sense).. One lost weekend, perhaps many happy commutes and the swish possibly of bragging rights about it all if it works for a while.. Like good scars.. I've lost the beginning of this thread so please excuse my ignorance regarding the details.. For what it's worth, the advise I'm passing along is exactly what I did to my old 900 about a year and half before it let finally go and needed a new real gasket. I picked it up running through an old Popular Mechanics - 'the magazine that showed you how' - serial called Gus's Garage.. Ripping rum stuff about keeping her on the road and between the lines usually wrapped up in some fairly important moral regarding the motoring ethic that sadly - in these Nike, take it to the limit, Gatoraid, go-go-go, eat-the-weak-world we roll around on now - has lost much of it's literary relevancy.. Too bad - good basic car repair tips though.. Which I think is becoming an ongoing thing with me regarding SAABs.. Really, when you stop and think about it - it's still just another conveyance with an engine under it all.. Exceptionally well engineered and amazingly fun to drive though it is.. Finally - you appreciate that you may in fact have something serious on your hands like a broken turbo or cracked head - in which case - what exactly was the year and model and how is the interior? Mine is rotting away from the wheel wells backwards and smells like a sofa that has spent a winter outdoors when you hop in - but - still goes like a scalded cat.. So I am so seriously looking around for a good (cheap) '89-92' 9000 CSE body to move the engine and supporting electronics to.. :) .. -- J Dexter - webmaster - all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Martin Lee - You Was

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